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01-24-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 416
Posted By SwimmerMike

Holy cow! That's impressive. Do you ride it?

Holy cow! That's impressive.

Do you ride it?
01-24-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By SwimmerMike

Since you asked on the Triathlon set-up: ...

Since you asked on the Triathlon set-up:

There's two reasons for the steep seat tube.

1) For better aerodynamics, you need to rotate more forward, the more you rotate, the better the aero...
01-21-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By SwimmerMike

Mad Honk. Frame is on the way. PM'd you the...

Mad Honk. Frame is on the way. PM'd you the details.
01-21-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,929
Posted By SwimmerMike

Thanks to me you now have some great stories. If...

Thanks to me you now have some great stories. If it was just a sunny ride, it would not have been nearly as epic. I'm glad I was able to make the ride more memorable.
01-15-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By SwimmerMike

Claimed

It has found a new home.

Mike
01-15-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By SwimmerMike

Ciocc Mid 80's Mockba '80 54cm CTT F&F. Free.

Free to good home: Prefer local pick up and not to ship. I'm located in the San Jose, CA area. Prefer for it to go to someone that will build it and ride it.

It was used for years by the father...
01-12-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,592
Posted By SwimmerMike

sced on one of my tubular set-ups I have a Frame...

sced on one of my tubular set-ups I have a Frame Ergal laced to a 36 hole Record low flange hub. I am also in the 180 lb range. For what it's worth I've had no issues with this set-up. I am...
01-11-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,681
Posted By SwimmerMike

I try to keep my bikes close to period correct. ...

I try to keep my bikes close to period correct. There are times when I need to adjust to make the bike what I want. I wanted my '71 Bob Jackson to be my Eroica bike, so I put a NR triple, still...
01-10-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 635
Posted By SwimmerMike

I think it all depends on what you want. I've...

I think it all depends on what you want. I've converted a bike to brifters for my daughter, it was pretty easy to do since I had a full 9sp group. You can always swap back if you keep the parts. I...
01-10-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 646
Posted By SwimmerMike

I have a fork that I needed another ~1/2" of...

I have a fork that I needed another ~1/2" of threading on. I took it to a local frame builder (Dale Saso) to align the fork and add the threads. He did it on his lathe, it turned out great
01-07-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,660
Posted By SwimmerMike

Hope to see you tomorrow philpeugeot. I don't...

Hope to see you tomorrow philpeugeot. I don't need the fork anymore. I found an almost perfect match Bianchi fork that I had Dale Sasso straighten that will replace the one I had.
01-06-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,660
Posted By SwimmerMike

LarrySellerz - There's no rules on what bike is...

LarrySellerz - There's no rules on what bike is ridden. We've had bikes from the 60's through modern CF bikes show up. This is meant to be fun with no restrictions (I ride vintage but I have them...
01-05-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,660
Posted By SwimmerMike

It looks like we should have good weather and...

It looks like we should have good weather and clean air on the 8th. I'm planning on being there. Same time, Same place.
01-03-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 46,527
Posted By SwimmerMike

Jan. - 632 Feb - 594 Mar - 609 Apr - 613 ...

Jan. - 632
Feb - 594
Mar - 609
Apr - 613
May - 753
June - 660
July -633
Aug - 783
Sep - 742
Oct - 603
12-31-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,929
Posted By SwimmerMike

A Few Pictures from day 2

From one of the steep sections before we stopped for lunch. Thor looking happy that he chose his mountain bike, Mark (Gugie) and Andy (BoltBreaker) delivering papers on a the steep pitch, followed by...
12-24-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,949
Posted By SwimmerMike

Interesting question. Definitely a rider...

Interesting question.

Definitely a rider first. But I do all my own work, and the three vintage bikes I have all required a lot of work, and I really enjoy working on them, so a wrencher also. ...
12-21-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By SwimmerMike

Great find!

Great find!
12-20-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 738
Posted By SwimmerMike

I always love to show pictures after I polished...

I always love to show pictures after I polished my crank. This is on my '71 Bob Jackson.

One thing I found important after spending a lot of time polishing my crank was that I also needed to wax...
12-19-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18,376
Views: 2,150,631
Posted By SwimmerMike

Took a break from working on my new Bianchi to...

Took a break from working on my new Bianchi to get 30 miles in on the Colnago. Took a quick stop at the Stanford golf course.
12-19-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 18,444
Posted By SwimmerMike

Wow, just read the full thread. Great backstory....

Wow, just read the full thread. Great backstory. The bike is beautiful. Reading the journey you undertaken to get the brake hoods done was great. I’ve seen other bikes with leather hoods but I had...
12-15-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,072
Posted By SwimmerMike

Great looking build. I may need to use your...

Great looking build. I may need to use your modified washer trick on my '81 Bianchi. The 28's I have on it were very very close and, depending on terrain, I like going up to 30's.
12-14-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 528
Posted By SwimmerMike

Great history and nice work in the restoration. ...

Great history and nice work in the restoration. It looks great!
12-04-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,660
Posted By SwimmerMike

squirtdad. I hope the Kayaking went well. Based...

squirtdad. I hope the Kayaking went well. Based on gugie 's response on the TdMIL, it may come in handy. We decided that Jan 8th makes more sense. Hope to see you out there next time.

Mike
12-04-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,660
Posted By SwimmerMike

Eric - Glad you could make it. It was a fun...

Eric -

Glad you could make it. It was a fun ride. I'm looking forward to seeing you out there again.
12-04-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,660
Posted By SwimmerMike

We said hi to the big fish for you. He seemed a...

We said hi to the big fish for you. He seemed a little miffed. Is there something in the past between the two of you we should know? Or maybe that we shouldn't know?
12-04-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,660
Posted By SwimmerMike

Ask you you shall receive... Even though we...

Ask you you shall receive...

Even though we needed to call an audible and change the route it was a lot of fun.

GeneJockey (on his Ironman), Cyclic_Eric (on his Gitane), PhilPeugeot (on his...
12-04-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,660
Posted By SwimmerMike

Numbers are high. I was going to cancel and then...

Numbers are high. I was going to cancel and then drive to a spot with cleaner air and ride from there.

The best spot I found within reasonable distance to me was further up the peninsula. So...
12-03-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,660
Posted By SwimmerMike

squirtdad I haven't seen any Kayak sections...

squirtdad I haven't seen any Kayak sections advertised for for Eroica, Cino, or even the TdMIL ride. I really think you need to re-think your decision. But seriously, enjoy the kayaking.
12-03-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,660
Posted By SwimmerMike

Hey Alex - I'm worried about the AQI also. ...

Hey Alex -

I'm worried about the AQI also.

All -

The numbers have been moving a lot so I'll make a call at our usual 7:45 to 8:00 tomorrow if I am going to go or not.

- Mike
12-02-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 46,527
Posted By SwimmerMike

8000 in your 70th year.... Impressive. I'm sure...

8000 in your 70th year.... Impressive. I'm sure I'll want to still be riding this much when I hit 70. I hope the body is willing.
12-02-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 46,527
Posted By SwimmerMike

Thanks @Goucho777. Covid had the opposite impact...

Thanks @Goucho777. Covid had the opposite impact on me. My working from home, as opposed to the office, has helped my mileage a lot. The additional factor of limited pool space during COVID cut my...
12-02-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,929
Posted By SwimmerMike

Hey gugie - I doubt I could get away for the...

Hey gugie - I doubt I could get away for the complete ride, but I'd like to join up for a day or two.
Mike
12-01-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 555
Views: 46,527
Posted By SwimmerMike

Jan. - 632 Feb - 594 Mar - 609 Apr - 613 ...

Jan. - 632
Feb - 594
Mar - 609
Apr - 613
May - 753
June - 660
July -633
Aug - 783
Sep - 742
Oct - 603
12-01-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 355
Posted By SwimmerMike

It looks like you have a similar "Through Top...

It looks like you have a similar "Through Top Tube" modification as I have on my recently acquired '81 version.
11-30-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,660
Posted By SwimmerMike

I should be in for this month. Dec 4th at 10:00...

I should be in for this month. Dec 4th at 10:00 AM.

I'm hoping to bring my "new" Bianchi. It should win the contest for most "Patina".
11-18-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,683
Posted By SwimmerMike

For C&V, I will use Speedplay Pedals and modern...

For C&V, I will use Speedplay Pedals and modern lights. I do use a Garmin, but for the older bikes, I use my Fenix Watch as opposed to handlebar mounted.

For my three modern bikes the rules are...
11-12-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,046
Posted By SwimmerMike

Temporary Build

To the advice that is stated in various posts when someone gets a new bike that requires a lot of work. I wanted to build it up a ride it before I sunk too much effort into it. 4 rides and about 90...
11-11-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,079
Posted By SwimmerMike

PBYO988 I just remembered something that somewhat...

PBYO988 I just remembered something that somewhat surprised me on my Gitane GT. The Campy hubs were French threaded and they are of the era that the French Threaded hubs aren't marked. I was...
11-10-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,079
Posted By SwimmerMike

Yes, I see it as a triple also. I've seen one...

Yes, I see it as a triple also. I've seen one other NR triple with a similar setup (3 rings and no smaller BCD holes) advertised on my local CL. I debated buying it just because I wanted to know...
11-10-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,079
Posted By SwimmerMike

The crankset on the OP's bike doesn't have the...

The crankset on the OP's bike doesn't have the the smaller diameter bolt pattern, so it would be limited to the Standard 41 tooth w/o serious modifications. I do run a 32 tooth Chainring on my NR...
11-10-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,046
Posted By SwimmerMike

A couple additional pictures of what I've...

A couple additional pictures of what I've uncovered.

The through top tube cable routing was just 2 holes drilled in the top tube. I'm taking the frame into a local frame builder to see what is...
11-10-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,080
Posted By SwimmerMike

I'd just polish it by hand with Mothers or Blue...

I'd just polish it by hand with Mothers or Blue Magic and if needed hit it with some fine grit wet sand paper first . If you think you are going to do a lot more, then a polishing set-up might be...
11-10-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,079
Posted By SwimmerMike

Hi PBYO988 I had a Gran Tourisme for a while. It...

Hi PBYO988 I had a Gran Tourisme for a while. It was a little small for me so I moved it on to another BF member. Mine had Campy down tube shifters and I believe it was a '71/72. If I remember...
11-09-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 602
Posted By SwimmerMike

squirtdad I've been visiting that winery since...

squirtdad I've been visiting that winery since well before I could legally drink. It's located across the street from the High School in Morgan Hill and they used to have a coke machine that had...
11-09-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,046
Posted By SwimmerMike

repechage - I've stripped some of the paint. ...

repechage - I've stripped some of the paint. Yes, the top of the seat stays are chromed, the one side I stripped polished up great. So definitely a re-spray. Which is great because it gets rid of...
11-09-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,046
Posted By SwimmerMike

Thanks @Drillium_Dude. There are few threads on...

Thanks @Drillium_Dude. There are few threads on Bianchi's of this age, I hadn't come across your thread (just some of the pictures in different threads). I just did a quick scan of the thread. I...
11-09-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,046
Posted By SwimmerMike

Thanks L134. Based on the table and my ability to...

Thanks L134. Based on the table and my ability to measure fork rake, I think the Fork is pretty close. I measured 4.3cm and it should be 4.2cm. I'm sure my measurement technique is not accurate...
11-08-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,046
Posted By SwimmerMike

@Drillium_Dude Ridden hard and put away wet was...

@Drillium_Dude Ridden hard and put away wet was the way I described it also. If it wasn't for the Super Record crankset/chainrings I wouldn't have even contacted the seller. I was really surprised...
11-08-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,046
Posted By SwimmerMike

Thanks for the information T_Mar. Also...

Thanks for the information T_Mar. Also congratulations on being able to get away for The weekend.

I did a quick build on the Bianchi from the parts on the bike and my parts bin. Much less of a...
11-05-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,660
Posted By SwimmerMike

As a reminder the cue sheet is in the first post.

As a reminder the cue sheet is in the first post.
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